Clarkston, Washington, USA

Clarkston is a city located at the confluence of the Snake and Clearwater Rivers in southeast Washington, Clarkston is the gateway to North America's deepest gorge, Hells Canyon. It is known for its year round mild climate and offers visitors a variety of outdoor activities. Its location on the historic Lewis and Clark Trail entices more visitors each year to walk in the footsteps of the explorers.

Events held throughout the calendar year draw thousands of visitors to the valley, including sprint boat and mini-hydroplane races, Sunflower Days and Christmas Lighting. Downtown Clarkston features over 150 shops with everything from lumber to hardware and specialty clothing stores to bulk-buying at a warehouse store.

Things to See & Do

* Hells Canyon
* Outdoor Activities
* Fishing & boating
* Rafting & kayaking
* Jet boating

General information

Cruise Season – May - October
Currency - United States Dollar (USD)
Language – English
Land Area – 5.0 km²
Population – 8,000 approx
Electricity – 2 perpendicular flat pins USA style or with a round pin below
Time - GMT minus eight hours
International Country Telephone Code – 1

Port Location – The port of Clarkston has an inland location on the Snake River.

Travel Links – By far the largest airport in the state, Boise Airport is the main airport in southern Idaho. Flights to and from Boise are available from most major cities in the western United States, as well as Minneapolis and Chicago. Boise Airport also offers a good selection of charter flight services.

Northern Idaho is primarily served by Spokane International Airport, located in eastern Washington approximately 20 miles (32 km) from the Idaho border.

The lone city in Idaho with rail passenger service is in the panhandle at Sandpoint. Amtrak's "Empire Builder" stops in Sandpoint in the middle of the night (just before midnight westbound, about 230 AM eastbound) on its daily runs between Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul/Minneapolis, Glacier National Park, Spokane, and Portland/Seattle.